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Wisner, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Wisner had a population of 990 as of July 1, 2015. Wisner ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wisner is located at latitude 31.9804 and longitude -91.6551 in Franklin Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wisner (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Town of Wisner (GNIS ID: 2406907) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wisner population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Wisner, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 990
Population in Households 939
Population in Familes 752
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density1 1,243
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 377
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 238
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 457 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 238 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 139 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $46,654
Average Home Value $64,241


Median Household Income $23,182
Average Household Income $31,628
Per Capita Income $12,533
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.74%
Households 0.88% 0.94%
Families 1.51% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Wisner, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wisner to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 288 39th
Population Density1 # 112 77th
Diversity Index2 # 132 72nd
Median Household Income # 457 4th
Per Capita Income # 466 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.